Wednesday, January 06, 2010
BBC EXPOSES FLAWS IN LOCKERBIE EVIDENCE
The BBC is now exposing the 'Flaws' in the key Lockerbie evidence concerning the fragment of 'bomb timer'.
'Flaws' in key Lockerbie evidence (Newsnight at 2230 GMT on BBC Two, then on the Newsnight website. Newsnight)
It has long been believed that the fragment of 'bomb timer' is a fake.
BBC's Newsnight, on 6 January 2010, is reporting on tests aimed at reproducing the blast.
The tests suggest that the fragment, which linked the attack to Megrahi, would not have survived the mid-air explosion.
Newsnight has exposed serious doubts about the police forensics.
The fragment was allegedly found three weeks after the attack.
The fragment was in a piece of clothing, marked with a label saying it was made in Malta.
Newsnight has discovered that the fragment was never subjected to chemical analysis or swabbing to establish whether it had in fact been involved in any explosion.
The UN's European consultant on explosives, John Wyatt, has told Newsnight that there are further doubts over the whether the fragment could have come from the trigger of the Lockerbie bomb.
Wyatt has recreated the suitcase bomb, using the type of radio in which the explosive and the timer circuit board were allegedly placed, and the same kind of clothes on which the fragment was found.
In each test the timer and its circuit board were obliterated.
Wyatt told Newsnight: "I do find it quite it extraordinary and I think highly improbable and most unlikely that you would find a fragment like that - it is unbelievable.
"We carried out 20 tests, we didn't carry out 100 or 1,000, but in those 20 tests we found absolutely nothing at all - so I found it highly improbable that you would find anything like that, particularly at 10,000 feet when bits are dropping into long wet grass over hundreds of miles."
WHY is the BBC now defending the Libyan Megrahi?
Is the BBC now going to blame IRAN?
There is evidence supporting the idea that the CIA carried out the Lockerbie bombing.
"An unnamed former senior Scottish police officer said that he had planted the (bomb timer) fragment at the crash site by order of the CIA." - Lockerbie: The Real Cover Up
A former Scottish police chief has given lawyers a signed statement claiming that key evidence in the Lockerbie bombing trial was fabricated. CIA Involvement: Police chief: Lockerbie evidence was faked
Ulrich Lumpert a Swiss engineer who was "a crucial witness" has now confessed that he lied about the origins of a timer switch.
Recently, Lumpert gave a sworn declaration to a Swiss court, which read "I stole a prototype MST-13 timing device" and "gave it without permission on June 22, 1989 to a person who was officially investigating the Lockerbie affair". - From Gulf News, 4 September 2007
What was found at Lockerbie?
According to historian Lisa Pease: "Drugs. Heroin, to be exact.
"Additionally, locals were perturbed by the immediate presence of large numbers of Americans who showed up in Lockerbie within a couple of hours of the downing of the plane...
"Among the victims was ... U.S. Army Major Charles McKee, a Defense Intelligence Agency employee who had been assigned temporarily to the CIA.
"McKee had been accompanied by four others that were later identified as CIA men: Matthew Gannon, the CIA’s Beirut Deputy Station Chief; Ronald Larivier, Daniel O’Connor, and Bill Leyrer..."
In Frankfurt, "during the loading of bags, a BKA (German federal police) agent noticed a bag that looked different than the usual drug bags.
"Since he was on alert for a potential bomb, he notified CIA-1 (a CIA team), which again passed that information to its control.
"The report (made for PanAm) said, 'Control replied: don’t worry about it, don’t stop it, let it go.'
"The report said CIA-1 gave no instructions to BKA, and BKA did nothing to stop the bag.
"In one of its most startling allegations, the report said, 'The BKA was then covertly videotaping that area on that day. A videotape was made. It shows the perpetrator in the act. It was held by BKA. A copy was made and given to CIA-1. The BKA tape has been ‘lost.’ However, the copy exists at CIA-1 control in the U.S'..."
In 1990, ABC and NBC did reports on a drug ring link to the bombing.
"Time magazine ... stated ... that McKee was heading back to Washington to expose the CIA unit’s operations with the drug dealers."